• Tour MLC!

    Exploring school options to determine the best fit for a student can be both exciting and anxiety producing. We believe getting to actually see the surrounding location and have a guided tour of the building can be very helpful in this decision-making process.  To accommodate the numerous requests for tours, we offer a monthly tour for up to 10 interested families on the second Thursday of each month at 3:45pm and will last approximately 45-60 minutes.

    September 14

    October 12  

    November 9 

    December 14

    February 8

    March 13 (Wednesday)

    April 11

    May 9

    June 6

    Please email Benner, our 7-12 counselor to initiate the sign up process or if you have any questions. gbenner@pps.net

    When the lottery dates are announced we will also host an evening open house event for families. Please check our website for updates.



    Gretchen Benner (she/her)
    Professional School Counselor
    Metropolitan Learning Center

    503-916-5737  ext. 76051

    Google Voice #: 503-272-1681


    I support healthy work and home life boundaries and therefore do not check or send e-mails after work hours. I make every effort to respond to emails within 24-48 hours. Thank you!


    If you need immediate assistance, please consider one of the following resources. 

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line (mental health support for youth and adults): 503-988-4888
    • Oregon Youthline (mental health support for youth): https://oregonyouthline.org/
    • Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource): 866-850-8078 - https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
    • Call 211 for basic needs like food and shelter, plus child care, employment, housing, legal assistance and more